USMortality: Mortality Rates in US by Cause and Gender

Description Usage Format Details References Examples

Description

These datasets record mortality rates across all ages in the USA by cause of death, sex, and rural/urban status, 2011–2013. The two datasets represent the national aggregate rates and the region-wise rates for each administrative region under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Usage

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Format

USRegionalMortality is a data frame with 400 observations on the following 6 variables.

Region

A factor specifying HHS Region. See details.

Status

A factor with levels Rural and Urban

Sex

A factor with levels Female and Male

Cause

Cause of death. A factor with levels Alzheimers, Cancer, Cerebrovascular diseases, Diabetes, Flu and pneumonia, Heart disease, Lower respiratory, Nephritis, Suicide, and Unintentional injuries

Rate

Age-adjusted death rate per 100,000 population

SE

Standard error for the rate

USMortality is a data frame with 40 observations, containing the same variables with the exception of Region.

Details

The region-wise data give estimated rates separately for each of 10 HHS regions. The location of the regional offices and their coverage area, available from https://www.hhs.gov/about/agencies/iea/regional-offices/index.html, is given below.

HHS Region 01 - Boston:

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont

HHS Region 02 - New York:

New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands

HHS Region 03 - Philadelphia:

Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia

HHS Region 04 - Atlanta:

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee

HHS Region 05 - Chicago:

Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin

HHS Region 06 - Dallas:

Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas

HHS Region 07 - Kansas City:

Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska

HHS Region 08 - Denver:

Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming

HHS Region 09 - San Francisco:

Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau

HHS Region 10 - Seattle:

Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington

References

Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center. _Exploring Rural and Urban Mortality Differences_, August 2015 Bethesda, MD. https://ruralhealth.und.edu/projects/health-reform-policy-research-center/rural-urban-mortality

Examples

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dotplot(reorder(Cause, Rate) ~ Rate | Status,
        data = USMortality, groups = Sex,
        par.settings = simpleTheme(pch = 16), auto.key = list(columns = 2),
        scales = list(x = list(log = TRUE, equispaced.log = FALSE)))
dotplot(reorder(Cause, Rate):Sex ~ Rate | Status,
        data = USRegionalMortality, groups = Sex,
        scales = list(x = list(log = TRUE, equispaced.log = FALSE)))

Example output



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